The Coastline Paradox Explained How Will Earth Change If All the Ice Melts? 2 days ago   06:00

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Sources and further reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastline_paradox

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_length_of_coastline

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minkowski%E2%80%93Bouligand_dimension

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast#Coastline_problem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierpi%C5%84ski_curve

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_coastline

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Long_Is_the_Coast_of_Britain%3F_Statistical_Self-Similarity_and_Fractional_Dimension

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal

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Joni Hanski
Not my favorite explanation of this.

Fractal connection wasn't really explained, and I thought video didn't really motivate the viewer to care about this measurement or help understand implications of this paradox and its solutions.

With topics like this, bad explanation can be way worse than no explanation, so "meh" videos are balancing between being helpful and being actively harmful.
Maycon MLG
Dog
malvika pant
Can anybody say why is measuring coastline important at all?
Big Country 61
Infinity kilometers
Grant Bowtie Fan Account
I mean what about Australia.. The entire country is just coastline
Lara Del Ray
Clever people: it’s impossible
Me: hold my trundle wheel!!!
Gmaster54
Wrap a really long rope around the coastline and measure the rope
LorenzoP Games
65.916 miles with a uom of 1 mile
christian Saldaña
Turn the coastline into a straight line,fools!
christian Saldaña
The CIA?
Andrew Stewart
I prefer to pronounce it 'kahk' snowflake
Shrek the Memelord
And don’t forget that it changes with the tides
ERROR_Anything
who came from Bright Side



wait
César Silva Torres
God dammit dutch
Mini Films Central
How about Luxembourg? It has a coast of 0 miles!
Aldina Mapping
you could just easily use a thing that counts foot steps or use a device that can tell how far you have traveled and use that to measure the coastlines
Chris John Caparas
Why not measure it irl? Like use centimeters lmao
Septiccat
How about we use 10 kilometers as a uniform measuring number?
Kriday 20 Euros
The Number Of Miles In Mongolia's Coastline Is More Than My IQ
Kriday 20 Euros
I Know One Thing For Sure , Mongolia's Coast is 0 Miles,
Just Like My IQ
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